Polymer clay tutorial
On request of one of my russian blog readers I made a quick tutorial on how to make coin beads.We'll be making these beads: Start with measuring out equal amounts of scrap clay for each bead core. Roll scrap clay into balls. Roll out a very thin sheet of pretty clay, which will be a background for your canes' slices. In order to get millefiori beads all of the same size, you have to be sure that at each step you add the same amount of clay: same size of a bead core, same size of a background wrap clay, same amount of canes' slices on each bead. Wrap a bead core into a background clay sheet. Pinch the ends of pretty clay, hiding scrap clay. Roll bead into a ball. The ideal spherical shape of the beads is not necessary at this step. Slice your canes. Put equal amount of cane slices on each bead. Roll bead into a ball, trying to make it as spherical as possible this time. Now beads are ready to be turned into coins: Prepare a surface for flattening the beads. Put your beads between the tiles.
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